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After Shiv Sena threat, ICC pulls back umpire Aleem Dar from India-South Africa series

The International Cricket Council (ICC) pulled back umpire Aleem Dar from the remaining matches in the progressing India versus South Africa series. The ICC settled on the choice after Monday’s occurrence in Mumbai where Shiv Sena activists raged the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) base camp and undermined to keep the umpire from remaining in the fifth ODI on Sunday.

Aleem, an individual from the Elite Panel of ICC Umpires, had directed in the initial three One-Day Internationals (ODIs) and was additionally planned to umpire in the fourth and fifth ODIs in Chennai and Mumbai on 22 and 25 October, separately.

“Under the current circumstances, it will be absurd to anticipate from Aleem that he will have the capacity to perform his obligations to the best of his capacities. As such, he has been pull back and his substitution will be reported at the appropriate time,” an ICC representative said.

Prior in the day, a meeting booked in the middle of Indian and Pakistan cricket board authorities was scratched off not long after around 200 Shiv Sena laborers raged the Mumbai office of the BCCI at the Wankhede Stadium to challenge the meeting.

More than two dozen dissenters from the south Mumbai area were kept by the police, while a couple of other figured out how to get away.

“We are investigating it. Those confined will be occupied according to law,” said a cop.

The laborers, then, said their stand is clear in regards to Pakistan and it that they will challenge in future as well. “Sena won’t permit cricket matches with Pakistan in Mumbai,” said Pandurang Sakpal, zonal head of Shiv Sena’s south Mumbai wing.

Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chief Shahryar Khan and the leader of the PCB’s official panel Najam Sethi touched base in India on Sunday in an offer to persuade the BCCI to affirm the India-Pakistan cricket arrangement in December.